Intervention: Anything But My Own Skin

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

No money in the pockets...

I hardly have a dollar to my name.  My pockets are bare, empty, and cold.  Only lint balls roll around the dark depths in my pocket.  But it doesn't bother me.  Well maybe a little bit.  There is some worry about if I can pay the bills, get some groceries, or just put a few gallons of gas in my tank.  Not to mention, if the thought of buying something for my-self ever crossed my mind.  I don't dwell on buying things for my-self because they won't make me happy.  But society tells me possesions will make me happy.  Society tells me I'm a nobody.   If I don't have a shiny new car or a fresh set of clothes, society tells me I'm not good enough to be part of the group.  But do I care?  Absoultely not.  I will never win against society and for that I am thankful.  I am thankful I don't have to worry about if I have the nicest car or the best dressed family or the biggest house in the neighborhood.  

What I'm really thankful for is this ability to find the things that truly enrich my life.  I am thankful I have discovered helping others before my-self makes me happier than anything else in the world.  I am thankful that I put others need in front of mine.  I am thankful that when I close my eyes at the end of the day, I sleep in peace.  I would not exchange my life empty of material possesions for all the money in the world.  It will never make me happy.

What will you do to create peace in your life?  What will you sacrifice in order to find what really make you happy for the rest of your life?     


  1. I'm totally with you on this one. Great friends and family make for a great life--not great possessions. It's all about experiences, not stuff.